The brass ornaments on this peti (such as the peacocks, lozenges, stylized flowers and rivets) resemble motifs observed on pataara in Saurashtra. This box can be accessed from the top through its lid. It is fitted with three drawers at the bottom.


  • Title: Galla Peti (Casket)
  • Location: The South Asia Collection, from Gujarat
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Wood, Metal (Brass)
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Carving
  • Metal Craft Technique: Embossing, Riveting, Fittings

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